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CHA Webinar Will Highlight Cybersecurity Threats to Hospitals
Learn how to protect against cyberattacks

With the rapid increase in cybercrime globally, more businesses and institutions are being targeted — including hospitals, where access to electronic health records is critical to sustaining operations and providing patient care. Because ransomware and other cyber threats can effectively disrupt and disable computer systems, hospitals must not only arm themselves against destructive cyberattacks, but also have a plan in place to mitigate the effects if they fall victim.

CHA will hold a webinar June 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (PT) to explain how hospitals can protect themselves from cyberattacks, and steps to take if their systems are breached.

Participants will hear from Steve Giles, CIO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, who will share the story of how his hospital responded to and recovered from a ransomware attack. In addition, Tom Osborne, assistant special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch, will discuss the state of cybercrime and share what they and other government agencies are doing to protect the nation — and hospitals in particular — from cyberattacks.

The webinar is recommended for CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, COOs, legal counsel, risk managers, compliance officers and emergency preparedness coordinators. For more information and to register, visit